Explain a cycle injury claim in Southend On Sea
A cycle injury is usually caused by an accident involving your cycle. If the accident was not your fault, you would be able to make a cycle injury claim in Southend On Sea.
The injury can take many forms, cuts and bruises, broken limbs, back damage, head injuries or even death.
Explain how a cycle injury claim in Southend On Sea occurs
A cycle injury can happen in various different ways, and every accident is unique. It could be that you have a collision with a car, another cyclist, pedestrian, loose gravel on the road, or a badly maintained road with potholes. In winter, it could also be caused by ice on the roads. If your injury happened in an accident that was not your fault, you may be able to make a cycle injury claim in Southend On Sea.
Explain how to avoid an accident
There are precautions you can take to lower the risk of an accident happening to you.
- Wear a well fitting, good quality helmet
- Wear bright or high-vis clothing
- Kneepads and elbow pads can help
- Good sturdy footwear will protect you feet
- Know the highway code
- Do not ride next to other cyclist
- Do not ride to close to parked cars
Hopefully, these precautions will help reduce the risk of an accident and the need to make a cycle injury claim in Southend On Sea.
Explain what needs to be done if I have an accident
If anyone is injured in a road traffic accident, or the accident is posing a threat to other road users, the police should be informed immediately. They will ensure the situation is safe, take details of the accident from the victims and witnesses and compile an accident report. This report might prove useful at a later date to help prove your injury claim.
Explain what I need to do next
The compensation claims system is very complicated and time consuming. You need professional help to be certain of getting the amount of compensation you are entitled to, and to ensure as little anxiety as possible is caused through having to deal with your claim. The accident itself will have been more than traumatic enough, without you having to worry about these things as well.
Contact Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone to speak to a friendly adviser, someone that will understand your problems and assist you every way they can.
Accident Advice Helpline have over 15 years’ experience in dealing with personal injury compensation claims of all types, cycle injury compensation claims is just one area we offer expertise in. Our in-house solicitors have lots of experience, and have dealt with numerous cycle injury claims.
Date Published: 17th September 2013
Author: David Brown